Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year--Welcome 2014!

I thought I would make one last post for 2013...

First, thank you so much for following the Urban Patina blog this past year! I have had a ton of fun creating and recreating projects this past year and have been so thankful for the great response I have experienced!

Here are my top three favorite projects for this past year, although it was hard to choose because I have enjoyed all the pieces that I have completed, I narrowed it down to these three!

Grey + Cream Dresser

Rustic Santa

 Since the sub zero temperatures have now settled in and because my workshop is packed with goodies for the new year, I expect to have plenty of time for indoor projects! Stay tuned for LOTS of new projects in 2014

I'm linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence blog for a little linky party on this last day of 2013! If you have time, jump over to her site and check out some of her adorable projects.


Friday, December 6, 2013

Featured on The Graphics Fairy

I woke up this morning to see that Urban Patina had a little write up on The Graphics Fairy.  So excited to see UP as a feature project on such a great site. If you're not familiar with TGF, spend some time looking through her enormous library of FREE vintage imagery.

Take a look...

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Small Business Saturday--Craft Bazaar

I'm all setup and ready for the Annual Craft Bazaar at the Shakopee Catholic Education (Located  2700 17th Avenue Shakopee, MN 55379). The sale runs today from 9-3.

If you are in the area, I'd love to see you at the UP booth.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Signs. Signs. Everywhere a SIGN!

After the great response to the hand painted holiday signs that I made earlier this month, I have spent some time making more of the same and a few new ones.

The first sign pictured is a late 1800s barn door that I cleaned up and hand painted a classic Santa graphic on. The other sign is painted on old barn siding. All of my signs are sealed with poly to protect them from the elements should you choose to use them outside.

Have a Great Thanksgiving everyone!

Santa graphic was courtesy of  www.thegraphicsfairy.com


{Small Business Saturday Show Details}

These signs will be available at my next sale which will be at the Shakopee Area Catholic Education Center  Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 30th from 9-3.
(1.5 Miles East of Target--2700 17th Avenue Shakopee, MN 55379 Telephone: 952-445-3387)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Craft Show Wrap-UP

I needed to share with you all what a great time we had at our first craft show on Saturday at Shepherd of the Lake in Prior Lake. Such a great event...well choreographed, friendly volunteers and SO many fantastic vendors and customers!!

I couldn't have had more fun...thanks to all that stopped by the UP booth.

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Plans for my next show are starting to come together and will be posted very soon--stay tuned.

~Have a great Monday~

Friday, October 25, 2013

Goodies for some Fall/Winter Boutiques

It's been awhile since I've posted something here...but I've been so busy creating some upcycled crafts for a couple boutiques that I will be participating in over the next few weeks. Check out some of my creations...

I've made a ton of seasonal signs from some really awesome chippy door panels--so fun!
I also used some old rusty bedsprings, insulators and old decorative wood to create some unique votives.

I also came across a bunch of these burlap feed bags that I made some fun pillows with them. I have lots of fun ideas for these babies!

I also made some rustic trees out of old trim boards and a rusty star.

Now off to create some more goodies! Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Pumpkins. Pumpkins. Pumpkins.

Pumpkins made out of that shiny silver dryer venting is by no means a new idea...I actually saw a vendor at the Junk Bonanza in Shakopee last month have something similar, I just took the idea one step further!

My upcycled pumpkins are spray painted two different colors and adorned with some moss and an old wooden insulator peg for the stem.

I've made so many now that I have a Pumpkin Patch:)

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Traditional Oak Two Tone Dresser

This girl has been buried in the garage for a few months now and I just had to dig her out...mainly because I needed to make room for more goodies!

The drawers were in such nice shape and the wood grain so beautiful that I simply gave them a quick buff and a new coat of poly. The body of the dresser is painted a warm taupe, distressed and waxed. (The pictures don't show the color of the paint the best)

I really like the look of the natural wood and paint combo on this piece, very classic.

Have a great week!


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Fresh Vintage Cabinet

This little number lived in my parents basement for as long as I can remember. I think it was a cabinet out of an old home, some sort of built-in type unit. It's really solid and has gorgeous hardware. It was stained very dark and in much need of a face lift. 

I thought this would be a good test project for Annie Sloan's chalk paint that I am slowly falling in love with! A couple rounds of old white, some distressing and a light coat of wax...now it's looking better then ever.

Just a side note, I was recently at one of the big box stores and saw a slightly smaller cabinet but similar in style to this one...it was constructed out of pressed wood, not solid wood and they were asking $149! OMGsh, that's outrageous! This is why I'm so passionate about rescuing well constructed pieces, breathing new life into them and making them lovable again.

Have a super Sunday:)


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Vintage Red Buffet

I have had this buffet for a few months now because I just couldn't decide what color to paint her. And then one night my husband and I were out having dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant and the owner suggested that I do a red buffet.


I used my favorite red and went to work on this girl. Not all reds are created equal mind you, some are too pink and some are too orange. But this red is smooth, rich and deep. She is adorned with her original accessories(hardware), distressed in all the right places and finished with a couple coats of poly.

Oh and those legs, just look at those legs!! *insert whistle* :)

Hope you have a great weekend!


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Red Vintage Dresser

An early morning rummage sale resulted in this purchase. I cleaned it up and painted it my favorite red...she'll certainly brighten up any room now!

I'm still contemplating whether or not I can part with this one:)

Thanks for looking - have a great day!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Shabby Ivory Bookcase


Beautifully constructed. Solid wood. Dovetail drawers.

I just love everything about this girl, but I'm especially digging the soft curves on the edges of the shelves! Thanks for taking a peek:)

Dimensions: 48"w x 42"h x 12"d

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Warm Mustard Tables

When I picked up these two little tables I knew it was time to paint them a nice warm fall color...and mustard is one of my favorites. Both are nice solid tables and are cute as can be with new paint!

 I also included a couple metal military bins in this picture, wouldn't they be fun loaded with fall decorations--corn, gourds and pumpkins!

Thanks for looking:)

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Trio of Side Tables

I picked up a bunch of small side tables over the last few weeks, here are just a few.

A trio of cute side tables in my favorite colors!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Shabby Magazine Table

Sometimes people ask me where I find my pieces of furniture. Well, I find things at garage sales, auctions, craigslist, and even dumpsters(seriously, people throw some really cool things in the trash). 

This magazine table was a piece that a friend picked up for me at a garage sale. You know you are a true junker when your friends are texting you pictures of furniture that they find at garage sales just to see if I want them to pick it up! Hahaa!
Super cute lines and detailing, this piece turned out adorable after I painted it creamy vanilla and shabby'd her up a bit.

I've got the best friends:)



Thursday, August 8, 2013

Shabby Turquoise Cabinet/Dresser

What's not to love about this beautiful cabinet?!
She is really well constructed so I just cleaned her up and gave her a vintage looking turquoise paint job. With several pull out drawers behind the doors and one large bottom drawer, she is ready to store a ton of goodies!
Wish I had room...I'd keep her for myself!

40"w x 22"d x 44"h